LCKY & Collabor88 January 2017

Whimsy and I went shopping up a storm last night, we got to LCKY and it was a hard slog working out what boxes not to leave with. I decided to try out my new video editing software, and show you the hairs I purchased and the gorgeous items from this round of Collabor88 as well.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build –

Verna ruffle curtain – Aria

Location –

Poses by –

Stand pose in LeLutka Head Hud

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Simone Bento Head 2.1 – Lelutka 

Ravenna Face Appliers – Glam Affair@ Collabor88

Avatar Enhanced Mesh Hands, Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Glam Affair 

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 57– Flair

Hairbase 1 – Tableau Vivant @ Collabor88

Hair:

Uchi, Kim, Taya, Dalia, Zombie, Sierra, Iki II, Nami (The Seeker not shown) – LCKY Hair 

Clothes:

Goal Digger Dress – Cynful @ Collabor88

Shoes :

Tania Heels – Breathe

Accessories :


Know their Product

My first post over at SL Bloggers Support Group…

SL Blogger Support

So this is my first post on the Second Life Bloggers Support blog. The topic of today’s post comes from sitting on the many sides of the Hexagon, that is Second Life.

As a blogger you want to broaden your range, you discover a store, and you believe you have a tried and true method of communication. The problem is, that tried and true method can let you down, and you may not know it.

Take the time to know how a Designer wishes to be communicated with. If a creator had time to take random IMs all day, they would not hire staff, and while not all stores have staff, they still have preferred methods of communication. Now not to land in the hypocritical box on that one, if you have in the past spoken to or interacted with a designer, you may feel you have built a rapport with…

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Mantra

Mantra

I have been waiting for the moment to wear this amazing top by Stories Co./Flowey at this round of Collabor88. It just looked so comfortable, so perfect as a go to item, with a whole lot of casual created in a way that allows for much dressier looks. There are dark and light colours available, and as I opted for a more laid back look for the day, lights it is.

I was already smitten by it, but that escalated into so much love when I realised that the Dolores shorts by Addams fit under it like a dream. It is so exciting when that happens with mesh, especially when not even in the same event, so you know it was not intended, just pure awesomeness.

These boots, also a C88 item are straptacular – it is so a word – they look great, and even though using high feet, they don’t have a too high towering feel to them. I like that this look comes together without looking like a lot of effort went into it, well not on my side, sure as anything a ton of effort went into each and every piece by the creators, as that is how it is, and I am so grateful for that.

I am wearing one of the recent Lelutka applier skins by Glam Affair called Lucrezia, really lovely face, and love the make up options. I like being able to use the blend Slider in my LeLutka head hud to lighten make up options, it gives it so much range.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build –

Location –

Poses by –

!Bang

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Simone Bento Head 2.0 – Lelutka 

Lucrezia Face Appliers – Glam Affair

Avatar Enhanced Mesh Hands, Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Glam Affair 

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 58 – Flair

Hair:

Reina – Monso @ Collabor88

Clothes:

Quinn Shirt – Stories Co by Flowey @ Collabor88

Dolores Shorts – Addams

Shoes :

Desiree Boots – Noir  @ Collabor88


City Streets can’t be beat

In the City

It is peak summer season for me, and I was delighted to wake up to pouring rain this morning, because YUCK! hot, sticky, blech, summer. Winter is where it is at clothing wise, I love the season of boots, and proper coats, and this amazing coat by Mutresse with a skivvy included is all that and a bag of chips. Even more so that you get a hide option for the skivvy, making it a two looks in one extravaganza. Then with all the different colours possible to mix and match with the HUD…well seriously if you do not already have this coat, what are you waiting for?

I adore these shoes by Ingenue, that have an ankle boot kind of look, but an open shoe feel. Stunning heel work, and just the right height for taking care of business in the city. They are mid height shoes, so if you have mids or in my case Deluxe feet by Slink you are all covered.

I went for a great shopping trip the other day with Whimsy Winx, I had seen a pic on flickr for an event, and instead decided to give the mainstore a twirl. Titzuki has an incredible selection of clothing, and accessories with very high fashion influences. This bag is just gorgeous I purchased a few, and it comes with two different hold animations, one hand one forearm. I shopped like crazy and you should too.

This style by Exile is called Class Act, and it surely is, it is at this round of Collabor88, as are the coat and shoes. The event ends in a few days, and you will not want to miss out on click click buying through the whole event.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build –

Street Style Star – The City RARE – Rowne

Location –

Poses by –

oOo Studio

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Simone Bento Head 2.0 – Lelutka 

Emily Face Appliers – Glam Affair

Avatar Enhanced Mesh Hands, Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Glam Affair 

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 58 – Flair

Lipstick Applier – Adam n Eve

Hair:

Class Act – Exile @ Collabor88

Clothes:

Tita Coat – Mutresse  @ Collabor88

Shoes :

Anja Heels – Ingenue @ Collabor88

Accessories :

Caleidoscope Clutch – Titzuki


LeLutka Personal Library Packs

Today I want to share with you some information, and a video (something went really wrong with the video, so I apologise if it is not clear) ** My Video got fixed and I relisted it on Youtube** about the NEW LeLutka Personal Library pack you can purchase at the store.

This item was released with the very exciting Simone Bento head, which I am wearing in the video and picture, and I will go into that more later. Today it is about the Personal Library, and why if you don’t already have them, you will want to get them. Also for those that have previous LeLutka heads, these will work for them also – please note, that tattoo layers and omega appliers however will not work on the older heads.

The video shares a lot of the information, but I will also add a bit of text to this post, that may be useful.

You can save up to 8 slots per library, with unlimited copies of each library possible. You can save both LeLutka appliers and Omega appliers to the Personal Libary Huds. Tints done to any layer via the head hud will also save on the Library huds.

Omega appliers are touch specific, if constructed to do so, the upper section of the button will apply to the most sense making layer for that product, such as brows will apply to brows, lipstick to lips etc, the middle of an omega button will generally apply to all layers. This information was taught to me by Justyna Magne of Just Magnetized, as I was pressing the middle of the button and losing my other applications. So this is a great lesson for all Omega makeup users.

LeLutka Personal Library pack contains :

Personal Libraries Minimised Personal Libraries Maximised

LeLutka Heads Personal Library – All
This will save all layers to the one swatch, great for saving complete looks in one place. This is also great for progression looks, roleplay looks that decay or intensify.

LeLutka Heads Personal Library – Brow
This will save any appliers that have been created for the brow layer, not only brows but decorative looks can also inhabit this space,  bindis, piercing shadows, moles and beauty marks.

LeLutka Heads Personal Library – Eyelashes
Save eyelashes from many different stores or appliers. You could save individual lash looks or your favourite styles with different tint colours applied.

LeLutka Heads Personal Library – Eyeshadow
Create libraries in a range of same colours, seasonal pallettes or in types such as glittery, smokey and so on.

LeLutka Heads Personal Library – Hairbase
Gather all your hairbases into one easy location by colour, style or creator.
IMPORTANT!
The Hairbase layer for LeLutka heads is its own UV so not the SL default UV. Other stores will possibly create their hairbases on the tattoo layer to achieve the look they need. If an applier is made on the tattoo layer, you cannot save it to a hairbase hud, you have to save to a tattoo hud.

LeLutka Heads Personal Library – Lipstick
You can save specific colours, styles as desired. Some tattoo appliers may also use the Lipstick layer for coverage,  in this event you may want to use the ALL option.

LeLutka Heads Personal Library – Skin
This is an excellent way to streamline your skin addiction. Collect all skins by one creator in the tone/s of choice and make one or more libraries. This way you can not only get organised and possibly pack up and reduce inventory clutter, but you will most likely fall back in love with many of your skins. It is a fantastic way to see obvious differences between skins of the same creator.

LeLutka Heads Personal Library – Tattoo
Tattoos cover so much ground, you have freckles, moles, decoration, and actual tattoos. This gives you the opportunity to collect them all and organise them as needed. You will also need to use the tattoo library in case of Hairbase needs.

LeLutka Heads Outfit Applier

Outfit Applier

Use for all outfits, different looks creating an instant attach and applied product. It will only affect the sections that were saved, so if you did not apply to hairbase or lipstick it will not change the ones currently worn, which opens it up to more possibilities if you want to just be suddenly covered in dirt or blood and not have it alter your skin and other layers, you would just apply and save only that layer when creating it.

All libraries & Outfit Appliers are modify/copy permissions, so you can rename them as you need. Also include the details of store names used in libraries in the description to help with crediting, or just to remember where your favourite pink lippy came from.

LeLutka Head Hud

Save slots are also available on the regular LeLutka head hud, four slots per layer, no all function.

Go for Gold

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build –

Location –

Poses by –

oOo Studio

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Simone Bento Head 2.0 – Lelutka 

Emily Face Appliers – Glam Affair

Avatar Enhanced Mesh Hands, Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Glam Affair 

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 57 – Flair

Hair:

Deidre  – Wasabi Pills  @ Collabor88

Clothes:

Sparkling Skirt – Pixicat @ Collabor88

Babytux Bra – One Bad Pixel

Shoes :

Margot Slippers – Slink

Accessories :

Sparkle Necklace – Yummy @ Collabor88

Items used in appliers storage video from :

YS&YS,  Glam Affair, Sn@tch, Elymode, Bloom, Izzie’s, Pink Fuel, Deeses, ITGirls, LODE, Just Magnetized, League, Adam n Eve, Ghost Ink, Zodiaco, Alaska Metropolitan, 


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Communication, what works best for you?

For those that are in the group, and those that may be curious enough to join us :)

SL Blogger Support

Now the new year has started, albeit a bit slow because of wine…err…reasons, I would love to start with asking you something important!

As you may have read in my previous blog-post, we have some great plans and ideas for 2017 with our amazing group and of course we cannot do this alone. We need your input and feedback!

The first thing I wish to tackle is : what is the best way to communicate our plans, updates, news etcetera to you?
Of course we have this website, on which we have lots of information already – and which will remain the main source of information, but I am talking about the fast and quick topics like updates on memberships, us asking for your help or input on something, changing of rules/guidelines and updates concerning our website. You name it, the kind of news you do not always need…

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Snug as a Bug

Snug a bug

So a lot of editing tweaks occurred in my picture today, nothing to the decor, more of a me situation. These are not faults with items or anything like that, this is just the length of arms, size of hands, twist of leg etc. You cannot cater to all animations or poses with mesh, and pose creators cannot cater to all attachments. Seeing as in the olden days it was paint on body clothing, and now we have sometimes inches of mesh to navigate.

I am also not a perfectionist, but more of a ‘ I want to play with PS ‘ person, I also had the fun of sharing screen with Mel today and learning a few things about tools that I was wary of in the past. No tutorials today though, there was no real consistency to what I did and tweaked etc, so it is just more of a HERE is an MP4 gif of the before and after, so you can get a sense of things that can be altered just a little further. The main things that I had to fix was the hands, and the shirt. The shirt was more me finding it a need, than it actually really being one, more so because of the angle in which I took the picture.

The shirt is a boyfriend shirt by NYU that comes in solid colours, or these fabulous and very masculine stripes. I love this kind of shirt on guys, and if you can steal one for yourself, even better. I am wearing it over leggings that are appliers, as that gives you more wiggle room when layering with Mesh…it also helped them fit snuggly (with only small alpha help) into these amazing boots by Mutresse that are at this current round of Collabor88.

The boots have separate faces for all elements to the boots, so when I decided – based on the options that I got in this gorgeous hat hair by Exile – that I was going grey and yellow, it was a simple matter of turning parts of the boots grey, and then accenting with yellow, PERFECT! I love when items come together that way, and it was from two separate events, so even more fun.

The other two events situation, is in the form of the Cheeky Pea items I am lounging around amongst. This Ashby Garden Snug build is a cozy mountain hut like item, truly gorgeous, and suited my colour mood. Then the addition of some pieces from another release, the Hugge Set lent me elements in the form of rugs, ottoman and artwork…the frames being the same wood as the build just made it all WINNING!

For the sit, I was able to find an older group gift by oOo studio that was also an ottoman, the poses were already unpacked for you, because Oleanka is smart like that,  and Whimsy and I always unpack props and use the poses in our stands for other uses – it is a really good thing to do, because a tobbogan sit can be a stool sit, or a lay on towel at beach lay can be a lay on rug in living room because all the seats are taken lay. We also do the same thing with Ao’s putting them in our VR Studio posestand so that we can use them as poses, slowing down animations or just getting a true candid shot.

I hope you like the look, and I hope you looked at the before and after GIF and maybe got motivated to try more things in PS or Gimp if you like taking pics.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build –

Ashby Garden Snug – Cheeky Pea @ Fameshed

Hugge Set pieces – Cheeky Pea @ Uber

Location –

Poses by –

oOo Studio

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Simone Mesh Head – LeLutka

Lilou Skin appliers – Lara Hurley

Avatar Enhanced Mesh Hands, Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Lara Hurley

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set  138 – Flair

Hair:

Snow Fall – Exile (Gacha) @ The Arcade

Clothes:

My Boyfriend’s Shirt – NYU @ Fameshed

Tempter Leggings (appliers) – Flair

Shoes :

Nikki Boots – Mutresse @ Collabor88